On the CNC in my shop, I don’t have pop-up pins to quickly set a 4 x 8 sheet in place. My solution is to go around the outside of the spoil board and
engrave a line using a 60-degree
V-bit about 1/16-inch deep on
the x and y perimeter.
Then I surface the spoil
board to clean up the line. This
makes it much easier to precisely
locate sheets on the router, and
it’s good for a few spoil board
surfacings before I have to do it
Tip for positioning sheets on CNC
CABINET SHOP TIPS
Without pop-up pins it can be difficult to put a sheet precisely on the CNC
by Brian Clancy
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answers to many of my questions.”
– Brian Clancy, Clancy Woodworking,
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Top: Brian Clancy uses a 60-degree V-bit to engrave a mark around
the perimeter of his spoil board to more easily locate new sheets on
the CNC router without locating pins.
Bottom: He surfaces the spoil board to clean up the line, which lasts
for several surfacings before he has to cut it again.
Brian Clancy, Clancy
Woodworking, Sherman, Conn.